Greek singer-songwriter Dimos Moutsis dies at the age of 86

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The renowned Greek singer, songwriter and composer Dimos Moutsis passed away on Wednesday, March 6 in Athens at 86 years old.

Born on August 2, 1938, in Piraeus, Athens, Dimos Moutsis began his musical journey at 7 years old, and by the age of 21, he had completed his music studies, and earned a top prize as a soloist on the violin.

As one of the most prominent Greek composers and of his time, Moutsis had a career that spanned five decades.

He followed in the footsteps of the iconic Mikis Theodorakis, where he blended poetry with melody. He was also known for introducing synthesizers into his acclaimed 1975 album “Tetralogia.”

Dimos Moutsis
Moutsis’ career spanned 50 years. Photo: Voice of Greece- ERT.

Ekathimerini reported that he was known for his collaborations with many prominent figures in the Greek music scene. These included poets and lyricists such as Nikos Gatsos, Manos Eleftheriou, and Kostas Tripolitis, as well as esteemed singers such as Grigoris Bithikotsis, Manolis Mitsias, and Dimitris Mitropanos.

Dimos Moutsis was also a candidate for radical leftist party MeRA25 in the 2019 European Parliament elections, however his party membership was suspended following allegations of sexual abuse – these allegations were not tested in court.

One of his career highlights includes his album “Agios Fevrouarios,” which was released in 1972 and featured lyrics by Eleftheriou and vocals by Mitropanos and Petri Salpea.

Source: Ekathimerini.

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